Poor Attendance at Schools – Ratepayers Suffer

October 1937

Leeds Mercury – Friday 22 October 1937

Poor Attendance at Schools
How Ratepayers Suffer In West Riding

It was revealed at the annual prize distribution of the girls’ department of the Conisborough Middle School, to-night, by the head mistress (Miss G. E. Packwood), in her annual report, that the ratepayers of the West Biding were losing Government grants on account of poor school attendance.
Miss Packwood pointed out that the attendance at West Riding schools had dropped to 88.3 per cent., and if the attendance load risen to only 90 per cent, the West Riding Education Authorities would have received £4,600 more in grants from the Board of Education.

The grants were based on school attendance.